Did you receive an usolicited packet of seeds in the mail?

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packet of seeds, mail envelope, and planting instructions

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Do not plant seeds of unknown origin.

DOUGLAS A. DUCEY

  Governor

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MARK W. KILLIAN

       Director

Arizona Department of Agriculture

1688 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

(602) 542-4293 FAX (602) 542-4290

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE DATE:   July 27, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT:  Rob Smook< mailto: rsmook@azda.gov

Legislative Liaison, Public Information Officer & Tribal Liaison (602)542-3032

Unsolicited Seeds from China

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the county have received unsolicited packages of seed from China in recent days including many in Arizona.

APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture including the Arizona Department of Agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds.

Please do not discard the unsolicited package of seeds received in the mail.  Anyone in Arizona who receives an unsolicited package of seeds from China should immediately send or drop off the package to one of the following locations:

Arizona Department of Agriculture

ATTN: PLANT SERVICES DIVISION

1688 W. Adams

Phoenix, AZ  85007

(P) 602-542-0992

(F) 602-542-1004

Tucson Operations 

Arizona Department of Agriculture

Plant Services Division

400 W Congress Ste. 124

Tucson, Az.  85701

(P) 520-628-6314

(F) 520-628-6961

Yuma Operations 

Arizona Department of Agriculture

Plant Services Division 

1931 S. Arizona Avenue Suite 4

Yuma, AZ 85364

(P) 928-341-1758

(F) 928-341-1750

ICYMI- 2020 Climate and Drought Outlook for Beef Producers Webinar

Many thanks to the University of Arizona Extension Office for producing the webinar for the Santa Cruz NRCD, and a hat tip to Stephen  Williams for passing along this handy followup information and link to the recorded webinar.

 

Thank you for attending 2020 Climate and Drought Outlook for Beef Producers Webinar. We hope you enjoyed our event.

A recording of the webinar and a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation are available  at https://extension.arizona.edu/webinars-arizona-beef-producers

Please submit your questions or comments to: awright134@email.arizona.edu.

Here are links to the resources mentioned in the webinar:

– 2 page PDF with lots of links to drought resources https://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/DroughtTools.pdf
– Rainfall Index tracker – https://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/RI/RainfallIndexMaps.html
– Monsoon precipitation mapping – https://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/SWMonsoonMaps/current/swus_monsoon.html
– Monsoon station tracker – https://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/monsoon/monsoon_summaries.html
– Precipitation Logbook Generator – https://uaclimateextension.shinyapps.io/precipChart/
– Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI, someone asked about drought indices with wind…) https://psl.noaa.gov/eddi/
– Couple of bulletins…
o https://extension.arizona.edu/pubs/rain-gauges-range-management-precipitation-monitoring-best-practices-guide
o https://extension.arizona.edu/pubs/do-it-yourself-construction-guide-rugged-accumulation-precipitation-gauge-remote-monitoring
o https://extension.arizona.edu/pubs/arizona-north-american-monsoon-system

Also, don’t forget that your feedback is valuable to us, please take a few minutes to fill out the evaluation form, which you can find here:
https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byE9i1FTTWYmbUF

This evaluation should only take 3-5 minutes to complete.

Thank you!

NRCS Conservation District Stakeholder Session webinar and feedback form

NRCS Arizona short
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Public Affairs
230 North First Avenue, Suite 509
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
(602) 280-8780
azinfo.nrcs@usda.gov

Stakeholder Session

Conservation Districts

Conservation districts session

Thank you for participating in the Stakeholder Session for Conservation Districts

THE FEEDBACK FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT (MST), FRIDAY, JULY 24TH, 2020.

This session was held exclusively for supervisors and staff of the Natural Resource Conservation Districts and Tribal Conservation Districts of Arizona.

As NRCS’s local conservation partners, established by both Arizona and local Tribal Law, conservation districts play an integral role in the locally led conservation process.

We encourage all conservation districts to review the presentation and submit feedback using the links below.

Participant Information

Click here access the presentation*.

Click here to submit your feedback.

PLEASE NOTE:

*The information shared in the session is not meant for distribution and is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by Arizona NRCS.

NRCS will provide information on the reorganization and how it may affect tribal communities directly through tribal consultation with the Tribes impacted.

March 27, 2018 meeting announcement

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

NRCS Plant Materials Center

3241 N. Romero Road

Tucson, AZ 85705

March 24, 2018

NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING

PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

And

Pima Center for Conservation Education Board of Directors

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors and to the general public that the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors/PCCE Board of Directors will hold a meeting open to the public.

DATE: Tuesday March 27, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM
Location:
USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705

AGENDA

I. 12:30 PM Reception

II. 1:00 PM Call to order

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Introductions

V. Educational Presentation by Mary Nichols regarding erosion studies in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Mary presents a preliminary inventory of legacy surface-water runoff and erosion-control structures in a semiarid rangeland watershed in southern Arizona.

VI. Short break

VII. Approval of the minutes of February 27, 2018 meeting

VIII. Treasury

a. Financial Report

i. Income/expense statements

ii. Balance statements

b. Approval of Bills

i. Becky Hightower, from State funds

ii. Publishing expenses for election notices $88.29

iii. AACD 2018 Dues $1,200.00

iv. Meeting expenses for 3/27/18

IX. Action Items

X. Big cat resolution

XI. Final Approval & signatures, Long Range Plan

XII. Reports:

a. Program Administrator

i. Newsletter

ii. Other

b. Supervisors

c. Altar Valley Conservation Alliance

d. State Legislators

e. State agencies

f. NRCS

g. BLM

h. Forest Service

i. Other agencies

XIII. Call to the Public

XIV. Adjourn

Dated this day of March 23, 2018

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

By

Cindy Coping, Chair

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the district at https://pimanrcd.org/agency-contacts/ (scroll down to contact form). Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.